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Talk by Isabel Allende in the TED 2007 annual conference

March 27, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Audio and Video
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As I saw some of you bursting out laughing in the computer room when you were watching this video, I thought that you may like to have access to it and listen to it in your own time and at your own pace.

In it, novelist Isabel Allende talks about writing, women, passion, feminism. She tells the stories of powerful women she has known, some larger-than-life, and some simply living with grace, dignity and ingenuity in a world that, in too many ways, still treats women unjustly.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and it started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds

A job interview

March 27, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Audio and Video, General
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A scene from the first episode of the new cult British comedy The IT Crowd. In it, the future head of IT department is interviewed for the job, and she “shows off” her knowledge about computers.

Would you go back to work if you won the lottery?

March 27, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Debates, General
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Despite winning more than £1m on the lottery Luke Pittard decided to go back to work at McDonalds because he missed his mates and had too much time to idle around. ‘To be honest, there’s only so much relaxing you can do’, he said. ‘I’m only young and a bit of hard work never did anyone any harm’.

Read the article here and write a comment with your reaction to his decision.

Is he a fool or a sensible man?